Showing posts with label art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label art. Show all posts

Saturday, March 17, 2012

100 Notes 100 Thoughts

Series of notebooks produced in conjunction for the Documenta Exhibit in Germany this June.  

Documenta is an international art exhibition that occurs every 5 years and spans 100 days and is filled with contemporary art of all mediums including sculpture, painting, photography and research.  Webdesign for the event by Leftloft and is filled with lots of previews and hours of "looking".  Notebooks available at Hatjecantz.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Maria Aparicio Puentes

Manipulated photos with colored thread and stitching by Maria Aparicio Puentes.  
Plus, read a lovely interview with her over at Kaltblut Mag
images Kaltblut.

Ana Serrano

How excited I was to see these pictures from Ana Serrano's installation at Rice Gallery in Houston.  Entitled Salon of Beauty, she has recreated her urban environment for all of us to enjoy.  I like how her work continually builds on each other.  Remember Cartonlandia? ..........I was so in awe of that series but to now see her creations in full scale form is even more great!

It is absolutely gorgeous out today.....expected to be in the 70s.......so this shot of color is exactly how I am feeling!  Enjoy your day!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Cassandra Smith

I love when I can share with you local artists in the community that I live.  These antlers were made by Cassandra Smith.  I am really liking the matte and metallic finish on these!  They are cruelty-free shed antlers and are available through her Etsy store and select stores across the country.  Cassandra Smith is also the co-founder of Fine Line, which is an international fine art magazineCheck it out!

Look at that rack!  Did you know that deer shed their antlers every year after mating season - usually between January and April.  Every year the process begins again and each year their rack, er...antlers will grow in size, which will help attract females and fight other males during the mating season.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Provisional space


Book: Provisional Space available through Roma Publications
Window (2006) Setting for White (2011) Illuminated (2011) Container (2010) Templet (2011)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mysterious Letters


Mysterious Letters was formed by Lenka Clayton and Michael Crowe.  Here is what they are about: "We are sending letters to everyone in the world, one town at a time.  The letters all arrive on the same day, causing community curiosity, comparison and confusion." So far, 2,000 letters and counting have been sent....and coming to a town near you.

If you can't wait for your town to receive your lot, you still have a few choices.  Lenka and Michael have their own Mysterious Letters shop where you can purchase: 1. Mystery letter about the topic of your choosing 2. A replica of 10 letters that were already sent (exhibition catalogue for Mysterious Letters Cologne)  3. Hard copy book of the 100 best letters ever sent.

Friday, January 20, 2012

ObjectShop

Soft sculptures and objects from ObjectShop by Sarah Applebaum
"That's when I reached for my [felt] revolver" - Mission of Burma 
Shown: Biggest GUNS and Pop Up Sillouhette 
(Send a picture of your profile for your own custom pop up silhouette)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Godard

"I'd like to continue speaking about Art.  But maybe we shouldn't, because now it's reactionaries who only talk about Art.  Art is a normal everyday activity.  It's not an extraordinary one.  What must be done is to show art as an everyday activity, like sports.  It's precisely the reactionaries who try to say that art is something out of the ordinary, something special.  So they pay well and try to give artists a luxurious life." - Godard

Excited to share this image that I found via o-lupi (via pink flag).  Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Picasso



It is probably too late, but what I should have asked for  Christmas is one of the prints from the Drawing with Light Series from LIFE Mag. Shown here: Picasso drawing with light captured by photographer Gijon Mili/LIFE Magazine 1949. 

prints available through art.com

Friday, December 2, 2011

Moneyless






Adding a 3rd dimension - new possibilities in graffiti by Italian street artist Moneyless.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Cezanne


One of my favorite quotes: "The banker Cezanne does not see without fear/Behind his desk a painter appear" Written by Cezanne in an accounting notebook while working as a banker at his father's business.

Painting above: Chestnut Trees at the Jas de Bouffon hangs in my dining room (a copy of course).

Friday, August 19, 2011

Christopher Stott - Paintings



How can this be? Such beautiful paintings. I am eying up the books, however, good luck trying to get your hands on these - I think they are all sold out. All images from
Christopher Stott's blog.




Saturday, September 27, 2008

Sagmeister/Droog Urban Play



Stefan Sagmeister's contributed to Droog's Urban Play where Droog invited 13 participants to create public artwork on the streets of Amsterdam. One of the main questions asked was how citizens would react to the works....would they contribute or alter them, steal them, or not care at all?
Sagmeister's work "My obsessions make my life worse and my work better" was made out of 300,000 cent pieces and took 8 days to produce. Visit Droog to see how it turned out......?

Images found via Anjens flickr.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Amy Soczka



Saw the above images via Design*Sponge , which are from the Urban Outfitters window display here in Milwaukee. I am not an Urban Outfitters fan, but am happy to see that they have used a local, independent artist to do their display. I haven't seen these windows up close yet, but maybe I will take a stroll by this weekend.
Amy Soczka has her own etsy store selling gocco prints and hand made pillows. Congrats!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Eugene Von Bruenchenhein


Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, a native Wisconsinite and outsider artist, is mostly known for his apocalyptic paintings. However, he also made ceramic sculptures and has a large photography collection of his wife. His wife Marie, shown above, was his muse and source of inspiration for all of his art work. I had the pleasure of seeing his work at the Kohler Arts Center a little over a year ago. Von Bruenchenhein's work is also in the permanent collection at the National Folk Art Museum.

A plaque over the kitchen door of his house read: "Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, Free Lance Artist, Poet and Sculptor, innovator, Arrow maker and Plant man, Bone artifacts constructor, Photographer and Architect Philosopher."

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008

Long Distance


Long Distance Relationship by Miss Paq . The heart can be a funny thing....longing and waiting and hoping.
Found via Flickr.